Tag: #UnplugandPlay

Unplug and Play – all summer

Five weeks of good value summer fun at the Gardens

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12- 3.30… it’s Unplug and Play

Crafts, gardening and outdoor exploration. Children and families can enjoy outdoor play and/or craft activities under gentle supervision.

The mud kitchen, maze, dipping pond and some gardening activities available for families to explore any day during summer.  Every week will have a different activity based on something in the Gardens.

Week one 25th, 26th, 27th July    Get up and do

Recycled streamers, making chatterboxes and all things on the move: waving, bending, climbing, crawling flying, rolling , fluttering , creeping.

 Week two, 2nd & 3rd August  Wildlife disguises

Collages from leaves, green man masquerade masks, find the dancers in the trees.

(because of the Dogs Don’t do Ballet performance on Tues 1st – there will be no craft activities. Tickets for the performance £10)

Week three, 8th, 9th 10th August  Make an impression..

Clay hedgehogs, leaf and bark rubbings, flowers and leaf pressed nature medallions

Week four, 15th, 16th 17th August  Festival style! The recycled way.

Make your own flags and bunting from plastic bags, paper and other household things.

NB Thursday 17th is big Family Fun Day 11-3.30

Week five, 22nd 23rd, 24th August  Teddies, picnics, making a picture

Sit and relax with teddy, make a den, explore the wildlife and create some art around the site


There’s 10 acres of formal gardens, lawns, holly maze and wilder areas, so lots of places to explore, play and run around whatever is going on.

  • Café and small shop onsite. No need to book.
  • Cost: £2 per person (free for under 5s)
  • £8 for a family day ticket (up to 5 people, maximum of 2 adults)
  • £20 for a family week ticket (up to 5 people, maximum of 2 adults)
  • Free for Family Activity Annual Pass holders (up to 5 people, maximum of 2 adults, including named cardholder) Pass cost £40 and will runs for 12 months.

Contact: 0121 749 4100   Email: admin@cbhgt.org.uk


Let’s Dance…roll, run, jump, be outside

explring the grounds

Come and join this family based creative dance and movement session inspired by the gardens and children’s stories, open to all ages and family members.  Parents are encouraged to get involved too.
The last week of our summer ‘Unplug and Play’ family activities is dedicated to everything that moves…
Tuesday 23rd August is
 Let’s Dance day.
Louise, our movement specialist, will run 2 drop-in sessions: 11- 12.30 and 1.15-3.15.
Places are limited, so come early (first come first served), or ring us todance2 reserve a space)
11- 12.30 The first session is especially suited to little ones from 5 upwards. We’ll move, shake explore together with our grown ups…
1.15 onwards. We’ll make a dance outside and explore the gardens in new and creative ways (great for all especially older kids  7 -12 )

Who cares if you’ve never danced, let’s just move, feel and explore the space in and around you…

The session will take place in the learning space if it is raining.

Family Activity prices : £2 per person (over 5yrs), £8 family ticket, Free to holders of the Family Activities Season Pass